Rap-Up’s 10 Best Songs of 2010

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From the explicit to the sensitive, artists brought their A-game in 2010. Cee Lo Green, who struck Grammy gold with Gnarls Barkley, saw a resurgence this year after his kiss-off tune “Fuck You” went viral. Meanwhile, the song’s co-writer Bruno Mars found success on his own and with B.o.B (“Nothin’ on You”). Kanye West unleashed a “Monster” with Jay-Z, Rick Ross, and a song-stealing verse from Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown bounced back with “Deuces,” and Eminem and Rihanna turned heartache into a Hot 100 hit. Check below to see which 10 songs of 2010 Rap-Up.com fancied most.

10. “Not Afraid” – Eminem
9. “Aston Martin Music” – Rick Ross featuring Drake and Chrisette Michele
8. “Deuces” – Chris Brown featuring Tyga and Kevin McCall
7. “Over” – Drake
6. “OMG” – Usher featuring will.i.am
5. “Runaway” – Kanye West featuring Pusha T
4. “Fuck You” – Cee Lo Green
3. “Nothin’ on You” – B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars
2. “Monster” – Kanye West featuring Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, & Bon Iver
1. “Love the Way You Lie” – Eminem featuring Rihanna

What are your 10 favorite songs of 2010? Share your picks below.



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70 Comments

  1. mb

    Wow, really?

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  2. whatev

    I think Not Afraid is better than Love The Way You Lie. Nevertheless both should be in the top 10. Great List! I agree especially on Deuces, Monster and Fuck you

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  3. Rihslayurfave

    Suck list

    1, Rihanna- What’s my name
    2. Nicki Minaj-Right Through Me
    3. Gyptian- Hold ya
    4. Drake-Over
    5. Rick Ross- BMF
    6. BOB-Airplane
    7. Eminem ft Rihanna LTWYL
    8. Kanye-Power
    9. Trey-Invented Sex
    10. Wocka Flocka-No hands

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  4. emil

    rap-up is so frigging predictable.

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  5. Chov5

    I really don’t think “Love the way you lie” is the best song of 2010. That’s wrong!

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  6. Ciara Is Amazing

    Hey can u guys (rapup) post the first week sales for keyshia keri and jamie. I love no boyz allowed and calling all hearts. Great albums

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  7. mistwalker

    10. “Nothin’ on You” – B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars
    9. over drake
    8. “Deuces” – Chris Brown featuring Tyga and Kevin McCall
    7. “OMG” – Usher featuring will.i.am
    6. all of the lights- kanye west feat Rhianna
    5.hold my hand -Michel Jackson feat akon
    4. whip my hair- willo smith
    3. “Love the Way You Lie” – Eminem featuring Rihanna
    2. some body 2. love (2nd remix) usher feat justin biber
    1. my demcember talyor swift

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  8. yeps

    SEXIST

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  9. Chunel

    lol oh what a surprise ! (ironic)

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  10. lys_Pt

    where is “like a g6″ or “whip my hair”?!

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  11. pap-game

    Game”It Must Be Me”

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  12. flor

    DEUCESSSSS

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  13. GHU

    @emil your mother is so predictable!

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  14. lolurdumb

    @lys_Pt are you fuckin retarded or gay? or both?

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  15. Shady

    lol like a g6? that song sucks Lys_Pt.. and this is rap up so fuck off with taylor swift, usher and especially justin bieber..

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  16. AB

    1) Ne-Yo – “Genuine Only” [Libra Scale Album]
    2) The-Dream – “F.I.L.A.” [Love King Album]
    3) The-Dream -”Florida University” [Love King Album]
    4) Kanye West – “Monster” (feat. Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, and Bon Iver)[My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Album]
    5) Drake – “Shut It Down” (feat. The-Dream)[Thank Me Later Album]
    6) Rick Ross – “Aston Martin Music” (feat. Drake, and Chrisette Michele) [Teflon Don Album]
    7) Ciara – “Speechless” [Basic Instinct Album]
    8) Ciara – “Heavy Rotation” [Basic Instinct Album]
    9) Enrique Iglesias – “Heartbeat” (featuring Nicole Scherzinger) [Euphoria Album]
    10) The-Dream – “Priceless” [Love King Album]

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  17. T-Dub

    @AB #FAILED

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  18. Horos

    Rocko “I solute you” feat gucci mane

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  19. CT

    T.I. – Castle Walls (feat. Christina Aguilera)
    Diddy – Coming Home (feat. Skylar Grey)

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  20. x

    great list. “monster” is my song!!!!!!!! fucking awesome!!
    hmm where’s “rude boy” at? to me it was def one of the highlights of the year. guess you cant please urrbody.
    “runaway” def deserved that spot as well. great song!

    overall, great list, agree with it!

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  21. YEAH

    all this shit doesn’t matter, ugh
    women lie men lie but the numbers don’t lie
    Rihanna – LOUD :)

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  22. Lisa

    I would’ve added CiCi’s “Ride,” Luda’s “My Chick Bad” and Rihanna’s “What’s My Name.”

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  23. I

    I can’t believe OMG made the list!

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  24. PinkMonsterKSA

    Deuces #1

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  25. Josh

    B!tchez,where’s JoJo?

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  26. bia

    Where is Rihanna Only Girl and What’s my name?

    Kty Perry – firework ?

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  27. AB

    Don’t hate on my sh*t, thats my list of fav. songs this year, not the top. So don’t hate, I know we got a lot of motha F*%king haters in the buildin’!

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  28. MC

    No “Just A Dream”? Really? And “Love The Way You Lie” was nowhere near the best song of the year. Terrible.

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  29. Vegard

    Only men haha

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  30. Jj3310

    My faves are rihanna “rude boy” ciara “speechless” keri hilson “pretty girl rock”

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  31. WTF

    WTF? You guys’ lists aren’t any better. GTFOH
    Rihanna,Ciara,Ne-Yo,Taylor Swift,& Waka all suck monkey ass.

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  32. NikkiB.

    why are some people getting upset? They gave their opinion and then asked for yours. Calm down lol. Ride, No Hands, and One in a Million were some of my favorites.

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  33. the cool

    who makes these list, this was wores than the best video list

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  34. Yo

    Oh dear! Eminem on this list twice???? Oh the shame!

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  35. Scarlette

    Where’s Just A Dream?

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  36. Maria

    whoever wrote ‘sexist’ is totally right. Not even one female artist in the top 10? (only one as a featuring artist) What’s wrong with you guys? Big mistake….we don’t live in 19th century anymore…

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  37. Laguna

    what about Wiz Khalifa – Black & Yellow??

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  38. Dillon_68

    My Top 15 of 2010 based on my most played on iTunes:

    1. Love King : The-Dream
    2. Lil Freak : Usher
    3. Find Your Love : Drake
    4. Make Up Bag : The-Dream ft. T.I.
    5. Ride : Ciara ft. Ludacris
    6. Fancy : Drake ft. Swizz Beatz and T.I.
    7. No BS : Chris Brown
    8. Hey Daddy (Daddy’s Home) : Usher ft. Plies
    9. Neighbors Know My Name : Trey Songz
    10. Miss Me : Drake ft. Lil Wayne
    11. Your Love : Nicki Minaj
    12. Over : Drake
    13. Nothin On You : B.o.B. ft. Bruno Mars
    14. Hot Tottie : Usher ft. Jay-Z
    15. Deuces : Chris Brown ft. Tyga and Kevin McCall

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  39. Dillon_68

    @AB, I am feeling that list. The-Dream is my favorite artist, glad to see people showing him love.

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  40. CC

    erm why are they all males? smh

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  41. CB5

    i so dont agree if this was my list it would go lik this 1.Diddy-coming home ft.skylar grey 2.Waka flocka flame-no hands ft.wale & roscoe 3.B.o.B- dont let me fall 4.Lupe Fiasco-go to sleep 5.Kanye West-runaway 6.Bruno Mars-Grenade 7.Ke$ha-get sleazy 8.Enrigue Iglesias-I like it ft. pitbull 9.Ke$ha-We r who we r 10.La Roux-Bulletproof thats my list

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  42. CB Lawste like Gnauze

    Talk about generic.

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  43. LuvNicki

    Chris Brown’s deuces broke records, that should have been #1!!

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  44. Nait Phoenix

    Love the Way You Lie deserves it.

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  45. smantha evermore

    Great list. . .
    LTWYL awesomely the fave and the rest damn close to my hierarchy.

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  46. Banana

    How can I love the way you lie be the best song of the year, when its not the best song on the album.

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  47. Heminem

    Any list with LTWYL at #1 is fine by me.

    It speaks volumes that he can still get 2 serious hip hop song to #1, even if one had a Rihanna chorus.

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  48. Michael

    1.) All Of The Lights – Kanye West
    2.) Prima Donna – Christina Aguilera
    3.) Famous – Jazmine Sullivan
    4.) 10 Seconds – Jazmine Sullivan
    5.) Raining Men – Rihanna
    6.) Fancy – Drake
    7.) Whip My Hair – Willow Smith
    8.) What’s My Name? – Rihanna
    9.) In The Dark – JoJo
    10.) Take It Off – Ke$ha

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  49. mb

    i can see reggae dont get no respect..what about gyptian hold yuh…what the f*ck !

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  50. Debeers

    How can you not pick Nicki Minaj Pink Friday album – Your Love. U gotta be hatin’

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  51. Diamond

    01. Chris Brown – Deuces
    02. Eminem – Not Afraid
    03. Rihanna – Rude Boy
    04. Ludacris – My Chick Bad
    05. Drake – Fancy
    06. B.O.B – Nothin On You
    07. Nicki Minaj – Your Love
    08. Lloyd Banks – Beamer, Benz, or Bentley
    09. Kanye West – Runaway
    10. Nelly – Just A Dream

    Not my favorites, but based on what i’ve seen on the charts and on this site.

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  52. MyNiqqa

    mine is
    1-kanye
    2-kanye
    3-kanye
    4-kanye
    5-kanye
    6-kanye
    7-kanye
    8-kanye
    9-kanye
    10-kanye

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  53. Moze

    I think Eminem deserved this, he’s been amazing and Love the way you lie has about 250 million hits on youtube.

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  54. pms

    totally agree with the 1st, 2nd..
    5th, 6th, and 10th should be more on top

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  55. beamer

    lloyd banks should be fuckin on here

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  56. JPC

    10.I’m Doin’ Me-Fantasia
    9.Roman’s Revenge-Nicki Minaj
    8.Pretty Girl Rock-Keri Hilson
    7.Why Don’t You Love Me?-Beyonce
    6.I Ain’t Thru-Keyshia Cole
    5.Runaway-Kanye West
    4.Dueces-Chris Brown
    3.Everything To Me-Monica
    2.Ride-Ciara
    1.Breaking Point-Keri Hilson

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  57. LMK

    Was Kanye West’s year for sure

    1. Runaway- Kanye
    2. Ashin’ Kusher- Kid Cudi (really really liked this)
    3. Monster- Kanye West
    4. No Love- Eminem & lil wayne
    5. Gonnorhea- Lil wayne
    6. Shutterbugg- Big Boi
    7. Thank Me Later- Drake
    8. All Of The LIghts- Kanye
    9. G.R.I.N.D- Asher Roth
    10. Magic- B.O.B

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  58. Shad-Y

    1.Drop the World – Lil Wayne ft. Eminem
    2.No Love – Lil wayne ft. Eminem
    3.Session One – Eminem ft. Slaughterhouse
    4.Deadly Medley – Black Milk ft. Royce 5’9 & Elzhi
    5.Monster – Kanye West & VA
    6.Erase Me – Kid Cudi ft. Kanye West
    7.I’m not a star – Rick Ross
    8.Black & Yellow – Wiz Khalifa
    9.Bill Gates – Lil Wayne
    10.Airplanes Part 2 – B.O.B. ft.Hayley Williams & Eminem

    Eminem went hard this year!

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  59. tiffany

    1. DEUCES from chris brown, tyga , kmac
    2. CHAMPION from chipmunk and chris brown (but i think this is more a 2011 song..)
    3. GSHIT from chris brown and tyga
    4. MOVING TOO FAST from tyga
    5. YEAH YA KNOW (takers) from T.I
    6. GET BACK UP from T.I , chris brown

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  60. juan

    1. Any thing from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (by far)

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  61. EmsFaveFan

    Yes, man! I love you, Em <3 And I hate that song, but I'm just so happy that you maked it the no. 1, you're the only one who knows how to make music <3

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  62. EmsFaveFan

    btw…
    1) Eminem – Not Afraid
    2) Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg & Akon – Kush
    3) Lil Gayne feat. Eminem – Drop The World
    4) Lloyd Banks feat. Eminem & Akon – Celebrity
    5) B.O.B. feat. Hayley Williams & Eminem – Airplanes Pt. 2
    6) Gayfish(Kanye West) – Power
    7) P!nk(even though this is RAP-up, and she’s pop) – Raise Your Glass
    8) D12 – I Go Off
    9 and 10, I don’t know… But it would be nice if we kicked out all the ppl that aren’t rap(P!nk too) ’cause this is not Pop-Up.

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  63. Sherief

    1.Unfortunate – Trey songs
    2.Fall for your type – Jamie foxx & Drake
    3.All of the lights – Kanye west & rihanna
    4.Hurricane – 30 seconds to mars & kanye west
    5.Dont look now – Far east movement & keri hilson
    6.Unthinkable – Alicia keys & Drake
    7.Love the way you lie pt.2 – Rihanna & eminem
    8.Cant say go – Taio cruz
    9.There goes my baby – Usher
    10.Only girl in the world – Rihanna

    What do you think?

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  64. kanu

    1.trey songz-can’t be friends
    2.usher-papers
    3.kanye-monster ft nicky jayZ rick ross
    4.miguel-sure thing
    5.lil wayne-single
    6.kanye west-runaway…full
    7.jeremih-love don’t change
    8.bob-airplanes ft hayley williams
    9.nicky minaj-moment 4 life ft drake
    10.alicia keys-unthinkable

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  65. EnMiZonaBreezy

    I AGREE WIT TIFFANY..DUECES SHOULD BE NUMA ONE.. YALL DONT SEE DAT
    AND IM SO HAPPY TREY SONGZ IS NOT ON DIS THANK LORD

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  66. walla

    RUNAWAY,AIRPLANES,TEENAGE DREAM,NOTHIN ON U,LOVE D WAY YA LIE,WHATS MY NAME,AUSTIN MARTIN MUSIC,FIND UR LOVE AND MONSTER TOPS IT ALL OF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  67. MAXIM

    1) EMINEM!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  68. Hana

    1 to 10 all Kanye, All of the lights, Monster, Power, Blame Game should be in this list

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  69. Kody

    okay all of you guys have lost your mind some of you were picking songs that arent even on the radio which some of us havent herd so you must be an effin idiot..everybody else picked good songs but you morons.. you wanna see my list
    ┌П┐(◉_◉)┌П┐

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  70. wayne

    my top 10 would be:
    10. Power by Kanye West (No relation 2 Adam West)
    9. 6’7′ by Lil Wayne ft Cory Gunz
    8. Monester by Kanye West ft Jay-Z Nicki Manaj & Bon Iver
    7. Airplanes by B.o.B ft Hayley Williams
    6. Moment 4 Life by Nicki Manaj ft Drake
    5. Over by Drake
    4. The Show Goes On by Lupe Fiasco
    3. Aston Martin Music (Extended Version)ft Drake and ChrisetteMichele
    2.Allof The Lights by Kanye West ft Rihanna
    1. Right Above It by Lil Wayne ft Drake

    Clearly im biased 4 young money so shut tha phuck up about tht just suggestions dont criticize these particular songs cuz thts just annoying

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